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New York state is buying homes like this one in Staten Island's Fox Beach neighborhood as part of a Hurricane Sandy recovery project in the hopes that demolishing them will help nature return and provide a barrier to future storm surges. Matthew Schuerman/WNYC hide caption

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Cities Project

Some On Staten Island Opt For Buyout Of 'Houses That Don't Belong'

As part of the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy, New York's plan is to buy and demolish hundreds of homes on Staten and Long Islands and let nature return as a barrier to future storm surges.

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Music News

The Song That Never Ends: Why Earth Wind & Fire's 'September' Sustains

It begins, "Do you remember?" — and we supply the memories. Dan Charnas tells the origin story of the Earth, Wind & Fire hit that still unites generations on the dance floor.

The new capsules are being built by Boeing and SpaceX. They look similar, but there are differences. SpaceX, The Boeing Company hide caption

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The Two-Way

How NASA's New Spaceships Stack Up

Earlier this week, NASA awarded two contracts for new spaceships to commercial companies. Here's how they compare.

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